New solar plant in Indian state of Maharashtra

The Indian state of Maharashtra will soon have a new solar plant with a total installed capacity of 28.8MW. The plant will be spread over 130 acres of land and will be developed by Tata Power’s Renewable Energy division. The group’s distribution arm has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to buy electricity from […]

Gamesa secures two wind deals in India

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won orders to supply its wind turbines for two projects in India. The first agreement is with wind power developers Greenco, which includes the supply and installation of 100MW of energy. Gamesa will install 50 turbines at two wind farms located in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, […]

Indian cities’ huge energy savings from switching to LEDs

Cities and municipalities across India are slashing their electricity usage and energy bills by switching traditional street lights to low carbon LEDs. New data released by The Climate Group showed Haldia Development Authority in West Bengal (pictured) is saving around 70,000 KWh of electricity and more than $9,000 (£5,893) on its energy bills since installing […]

India installs solar power-based water systems

The Indian Government is set to invest around Rs 540 crore (£80million) in solar power-based water systems, reports claim. The 10,000 dual pump piped water systems are expected to supply safe drinking water to around 78 districts affected by attacks from an underground political party in India called Maoists. Reports claim around 200 such systems […]